As Memorial Day weekend draws near, you'll need a bumpin' soundtrack for your backyard barbecue, beach hangout, or somber remembrance of those lost at war. Problem is, the field of contenders for Song of the Summer 2015 is just taking shape (speaking of reflection: local writer Sarah Harper studied last year's crop, settling on Charli XCX's "Boom Clap").
Taylor Swift in the "Bad Blood" video YouTube
So who will claim the SoS prize this year? The folks at Billboard recently launched an exploratory poll, which we'll use as the basis for our analysis into determining the season's hottest jam. There are plenty of familiar/asymmetrical faces (Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Britney Spears), some hot-shot producers (David Guetta, Skrillex, Diplo), and even a couple of newcomers (Fetty Wap, Tove Lo). Without further ado, let's break down some potential breakout hits.More »